Kerri Davis

How long have you been volunteering for hart?
Since October 2012.

What is your volunteer role within hart?
I'm a foster home vetter and phone screener, so I get to have great conversations and provide information to people interested in fostering. I do events and fundraisers like the Pet Expo and Run for Rescues whenever I get the chance, there always fun and you meet great people (and their dogs!).

What do you do when you are not volunteering?
I'm a student at MacEwan University, about to graduate this April with a sociology degree! I also work in the Career Services department of MacEwan as a Career Peer Advisor. Otherwise, I'm doing the daily stuff in the company of my new buddy Bentley, our newest fur baby! (pictured above)

If you were a rescue dog, what kind would you be?
I would be the excited, joyful dog that finally has a chance to give love to a family of my very own!

Why do you volunteer with hart?
I volunteer with hart because they do great work, I see the difference every day in the dogs that are being brought in, treated, and adopted to loving homes. It's a great community to be a part of, everyone is friendly and there's a common bond over the love of dogs.

What experience in hart made you realize you were making a difference?
Honestly, there's quite a few. But probably especially seeing the rescues when they first come in awful shape, and then being blown away watching them transform into happy, care-free, well-fed dogs that are getting the chance to learn how to play for the first time sometimes.

What advice would you have for someone who is considering volunteering?
Don't be intimidated - hart is great because they are so many ways to contribute, whether you want to commit regularly or sporadically, there's a place for everyone to contribute without the fear of getting in over your head - there's so much support from everyone. I'm only sorry I didn't start sooner! It gives you a wonderful feeling, there's nothing like it.